2021 is now behind us, after having given us so many emotions and twists. WWE has managed to bring fans back to the arenas and cushion the heavy consequences of the outbreak of the global pandemic. Over the past year and a half, the Stamford-based company has had to release a large number of performers and behind-the-scenes insiders.
Top-notch talents such as Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Andrade, Mickie James, John Morrison and Bray Wyatt have packed their bags. Some of them moved to All Elite Wrestling, where they started a new career and benefited from greater creative freedom.
Among the superstars who stood out last year, it is impossible not to mention Bianca Belair. The 32-year-old from Knoxville won the Royal Rumble match, as well as winning the SmackDown Women's Championship to general amazement.
She defeated Sasha Banks in a thrilling battle at WrestleMania, only to lose her belt at SummerSlam. In the latest edition of the 'Hall of Fame' podcast, Booker T had wonderful words for Bianca. “I think Bianca Belair was the biggest surprise of 2021.
Nobody imagined that she could improve so quickly "- Booker T confided.
Booker T praises Bianca Belair
"I would not like to exaggerate or put further pressure on her, but Bianca is really good. I'm not just referring to wrestling or ring sequences, but also her work ethic.
Belair left everyone speechless ”- Booker T added. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer also commented on rumors of The Undertaker's possible return to WrestleMania: “To be honest, I don't think we'll see Taker back in the ring at WrestleMania 38.
Would the Digger be able to play another match? Of course yes. At the same time, it wouldn't make sense to bring him back to WWE right now. His retirement is still relatively fresh and the nostalgia effect would not be generated.
It is necessary to wait much longer if you want to earn a lot of money thanks to his return”. The 'Phenom' played their last match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. Hit Row consists of Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, Top Dolla, Ashante "Thee" Adonis, and B-Fab.
The group was formed in May this year, led by Swerve. They quickly became a popular act on NXT. Swerve won the NXT North American Championship and still holds the title. Hit Row was drafted to SmackDown on this year's WWE Draft and featured before SmackDown last week.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has high hopes for the new SmackDown group Hit Row and believes the faction could become a massive hit on the main roster.